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Bus Accident Claim 17 Lives In UP’s Mainpuri

**Mainpuri(Uttar Pradesh)/Bhubaneswar:** At least 17 people were killed and more than 20 people sustained severe injury after the bus they were travelling in turned turtle here on Wednesday morning.

According to police sources, the bus was carrying at least 70 people and was travelling from Rajasthan’s Jaipur to Farrukhabad when the fateful incident happened.

The bus overturned after hitting a divider in Tirathpur village at around 5.30 am. The injured were admitted to hospitals in Saifai and Mainpuri. Three of the injured passengers, who were admitted in a Saifai hospital, have been referred to Agra. The bus driver sustained grievous injuries and lost his left leg in the incident. He is undergoing treatment.

The police officer said the private bus was carrying mostly labourers, who work in brick kilns and were returning to their native villages. The identities of the victims are yet to be ascertained.

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